Notts Outlaws were left frustrated by the weather as their Royal London One-Day Cup match against Yorkshire Vikings at Emerald Headingley was abandoned without a ball being bowled.
Morning rain saturated the ground, although optimistic forecasts of brighter periods of weather kept a small but enthusiastic band of supporters hopeful of some play.
Intermittent showers continued throughout the day, however, leaving the outfield soaked and the umpires Ian Blackwell and Jeff Evans with little option but to call the contest off, finally making that decision at 3.30pm.
Both sides take one point from the outcome, boosting Notts’ tally to five and Yorkshire’s to three, each having contested four matches.
“We can’t do anything about the weather,” said Outlaws captain Steven Mullaney.
“We saw the forecast and thought it was going to clear, so it’s very frustrating as both sides wanted to play.”
After scoring over 400 in the midweek win over Leicestershire, Notts were hoping to take some of that momentum into this contest.
“We played some good cricket on Wednesday,” said Mullaney.
“But even with two good wins so far, I don’t think we’ve hit our straps in all facets of the game, which is good going forward and will stand us in good stead.
“Obviously, there’s still a long way to go in the group but all we can do is focus on ourselves going into the next game.”
The defending champions are next in action on Sunday (27 May 2018), when they host Warwickshire at home (11am start).
“We’re looking forward to be back playing at Trent Bridge,” said the 31-year old.
“Warwickshire are a good side. Sam Hain is playing nicely at the moment and has scored a couple of hundreds already this year.
"Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott are proven performers and they’ve signed Will Rhodes from Yorkshire, who is also a good player, so we’ll have to be at our best.”
The match has been designated as the club’s Family Fun Day and will hopefully attract a large crowd.
“I think we’re going to get at least 10,000 in on Sunday,” said Mullaney.
“Which is massive for a 50-over game. It’s just a pound a ticket so hopefully lots of people will come down and get behind us.”
Entry is just £1 to all for the Notts Outlaws v Warwickshire Royal London One-Day Cup match and Family Fun Day at Trent Bridge this Sunday (27 May), starting at 11am. Secure your tickets here.